Love vs. Infatuation in Romeo and Juliet

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So you 've done it. You 've finally met someone special. You are wondering if he/she is the one. But how can you be sure if you are merely infatuated with the idea of this person, or if you have fallen head over heels in love with them? First, it would be helpful to know how these two aspects of our lives are alike and different from one another. Love and infatuation are similar because they both show signs of extreme devotion to another human being and involve two people who have strong feelings towards one another. They are different in the sense that love is a deep, meaningful feeling that takes time to develop and grow between two people 's souls. Whereas, infatuation is merely the physical feeling towards someone 's impression.…show more content…
Infatuation is an exciting, exhilarating kind of feeling towards another person. Infatuation is a physical feeling. With it, you only see another person 's good personality traits or only their positive sides. If you do see negative qualities in that person, there is a tendency to ignore them, or excuse them in some way. When you are infatuated with someone, you want him or her to be with you right away. You generally have sexual feelings and shallow desires to be with them. You feel like if they leave for two seconds you will perish in misery. Love is much more mature than that. When you are in love, you don 't always need to be with the person you love. Sometimes space is what you need to help your love develop and become stronger. Another difference between love and infatuation is that infatuation is more of a total devotion of the person 's physical aspects that focuses on shallow qualities such as physical appearance, intelligence, athletics, or popularity. When you are infatuated, you are blind to your partner 's faults, bad habits and weaknesses. You only see who you want to see and you believe the person you have fallen for is perfect in every way for you, when in reality, they may not be. With love, you do not give everything you are, devote your entire self, mind body and soul to the other person. With love you are still an individual and still hold things that

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